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Oprah Winfrey was one of the most talked about stars during the 2017 Emmy Awards — and she wasn’t even nominated.

During the annual awards show, Winfrey’s name seemed to be flying off the tongues of the night’s winners. But why? Well, it’s easy … she’s Oprah.

“I would like to thank Oprah,” John Oliver said after winning the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. “Because she is sitting right there and it seems inappropriate not to.”

Rapper and actor Riz Ahmed, also thanked the media mogul after accepting the statuette for his role on the HBO’s, The Night Of. “I am lucky enough to thank Oprah as well,” he said. “I was also lucky enough to sit near her.”

It didn’t end there folks.

Oliver managed to re-thank Oprah when he went back onstage to accept the Emmy for  Last Week Tonight. “I would like to thank Oprah’s seat filler,” he laughed. “I met Oprah once and it was like meeting the Queen only much, much better.”

Winfrey, directly in every winners eyeline, sat front row at the Microsoft Theater in a white blazer, paired with her classic Winfrey reading glasses.

The actress shared her prep time with her millions of fans on Instagram, taking followers on the hair and wardrobe process.

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